Wayne Johnson

Monday, April 22, 2002

Wayne P. Johnson, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Nov. 24, 1913, at Urich, Mo., son of Arthur D. and Nancy E. Pofst Johnson. He and Eloise Ball were married Oct. 25, 1952. She died July 22, 1995.

Johnson was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau. He was an elder at the church and had previously served on the building and grounds committee. He was the vice president of sales at the former Medalist Industries of Sikeston, Mo., from 1949 to 1979. He was also instrumental in forming and organizing the first Cape Youth Soccer Association. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1941 to 1947.

Survivors include a son, John M. Johnson of St. Louis; a daughter, Nancy L. Jernigan of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Mary Lee Dunn of Muskogee, Okla.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Doug Scott officiating.

McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.